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Hotels For Runners From Hawaii to Vienna with Amenities for Travelers on the Move

These hotels for runners from Hawaii and Portland to Berlin and Vienna come complete with a variety of amenities specifically for travelers on the move.

My morning group jog from The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali takes me along a wooden boardwalk surrounded by tropical foliage, past crashing surf on the beach and around manicured golf greens. It’s just one of the perks of staying at the host hotel for the Maui Marathon weekend. An oceanfront post-run yoga session for race participants is another boon. The hotel is also home to the race expo and adjacent to the start and finish lines, making it a one-stop shop for every racing need.

The Westin is just one among a crop of hotels that are leaning into running amenities for fit-minded travelers. Why sightsee when you can sight-run? Pack your kicks and get ready to run at these hotels suited to sprinters, amblers and all speeds in between.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

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For triathletes looking for a train-cation, head to the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa near Scottsdale, Arizona. The desert property offers a three-day training intensive including pool time with Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman in the resort’s 25-yard outdoor lap pool, a guided desert bike ride and, finally, a run with a fitness instructor. At the end of each day, luxuriate with a 60-minute treatment at the world-class spa. The resort also has hiking, biking, and running maps if you prefer to go it alone. A resort shuttle will take you to suggested spots in and around nearby Camelback Mountain, or book personalized stretching, nutrition, strength, yoga, pilates, and other fitness sessions at Sanctuary.

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (821 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
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Fairmont Fit

For the luxury traveling runner, it doesn’t get better than Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. The brand-wide Fairmont Fit program loans free Reebok shoes and gear to Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program participants. Membership is free, and socks are once again yours to keep. A new partnership with PTP Fit provides recovery and resistance kits to members, too. Individual properties have even more programming. Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui offers running maps with three- to-seven-mile routes as part of its in-house “Inspire Your Energy” wellness program that includes fitness and yoga classes, guided hikes along Maui’s coastal Hoapili Trail, known as the King’s Highway, and even special healthy menu items at its on-site restaurants.

The resort’s Willow Stream Spa offers post-run treatments like the WaveMotion Massage on a moving table, allowing optimal stretching and joint-release. Fairmont Orchid on the island of Hawai’i is the host hotel for the Ironman 70.3 Hawai’i, finishing with a 13.1-mile run entirely on resort grounds. The property also offers complimentary guided hikes of the 233-acre Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve with more than 3,000 ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, and a Spa Without Walls for post-run massages among waterfalls and crashing waves.

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts has made catering to runners its business with the most robust running program in the industry. Runners can grab pocket-size running maps by New Balance with three-to-six-mile options or join a group jaunt with one of 250-plus run concierges, who lead guests on guided running tours from the hotel’s doorstep.

Chris Heuisler, Global runWestin Concierge, steers the run concierge community and travels to Rock ’N’ Roll Marathon Series events as part of the Westin Rock ‘n’ Roll VIP Experience. Amenities differ based on location, but might include perks like late checkout on race day, training plans, post-race massage, private gear check and more in 14 locations from Seattle, Washington to Savannah, Georgia. Westin will even lend you New Balance running shoes and clothing if you left yours behind. (Socks are yours to keep.) It’s just $5 or the equivalent in local currency for your entire stay.

In addition to its runWestin concierge, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali also offers a curated list of hiking and running trails across the island, plus an Eat Well menu for healthy nutrition.

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Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton’s “Run with the GM” program takes guests on guided three-to-four-mile runs in select locations. Jog the Charles River at the Kimpton Marlowe in Cambridge or Rock Creek Park at the Kimpton Carlyle in Washington, D.C. Plus, many properties boast unique fitness programming like “Run NYC” at Kimpton Ink48 in New York City, where guests can score running maps and borrow pre-loaded iPod shuffles, earbuds, hydration belts, heart rate monitors, and more. All Kimpton hotels also offer free loaner bikes and yoga mats in every room.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Walt Disney World has become a runner’s destination thanks to the runDisney series of events that tour 187,000 runners annually through Disney theme parks over 5K to marathon distances with kids races, too. During running weekends—including Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, Star Wars Rival Run Weekend and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend—all Walt Disney World Resort hotels operate as host hotels, offering free transportation to runDisney events for participants and spectators, plus the usual Disney guest perks like airport and park transportation, extra hours in the theme parks and early access to FastPass+ planning.

Year round, Disney hotels offer running maps that range from half-mile loops to four-mile routes along wooded trails, resort lakes and paths that connect hotels and theme parks. With many races starting or finishing near Epcot, runner favorite hotels include Disney’s Contemporary Resort, which is accessible by monorail, and Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts on Disney’s BoardWalk.

The LINE DC

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The LINE in Washington, D.C.’s exudes “cool.” Hip hallmarks—like an in-house radio station; a standing only restaurant reminiscent of Japan’s tachinomiya “stand-up bars” (serving Asian street fare at chair-free communal tables); and a calendar of events that include self-care sessions—have made the boutique property a hot spot. Since fitness is always cool, The LINE partnered with Urban Athletic Club to bring free group runs (with free coffee) and running routes to the property, too.

Runs bring guests and locals to District of Columbia standbys like the Washington Monument and Rock Creek Park, but also the National Zoo, National Cathedral, and beyond. The LINE also offers rooftop yoga, group classes, personal training sessions, and a full gym in partnership with UAC.

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Washington D.C., 26.6 miles to Baltimore–Washington International Airport
8.7 Excellent (212 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
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Radisson Blu

With a huge portfolio of international hotels, Radisson Blu courts the world traveling runner with its #BluRoutes—running and cycling loops that begin and end at each hotel. At the Radisson Blue Hotel Berlin, jog along the Spree River, through the Brandenburg Gate and into the Tiergarten, Berlin’s Central Park. The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago will tour you along the Chicago River, Lake Michigan, Grant Park and more. But the piece de resistance might be Chicago’s 80,000-square-foot outdoor “lifestyle garden” complete with a running track—yes, a running track— yoga space, outdoor and indoor lap pools, and an 8,000-square-foot indoor fitness center.

Loews Hotels

Loews Hotels are getting in the race with running routes at select locations, some of which are highlighted in detail at the company’s #wishyouwerehere blog. Loews Minneapolis takes runners on a six-mile route along the Mississippi River, while tourists at Universal Orlando Resort can follow a three-mile trail between Loews properties. Other Loews hotels dig deeper into the local running culture.

At Loews Philadelphia, one of the host hotels of the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, carb-forward breakfast are available in the early pre-dawn hours for in-room dining, buses shuttle runners to the start, and racers can request late check out. Year round, the hotel hands out a “Rocky Run” map, taking runners to the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps of Rocky fame. Groups can even book a “Run the Rocky Steps” experience, starting with a Rocky impersonator-led stretching session and finishing at the top of the museum stairs.

The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company says its “luxury comes with a distinctly local touch.” While the brand doesn’t have a unifying running program, individual properties the world over offer unique experiences based on locale—like running maps along the coastal trails at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in California, guided sight-running tours led by a running concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna in Austria, and New York City Marathon packages at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, which is situated near the finish line in Central Park.

EVEN Hotels

Fitness is the focus at EVEN Hotels. Every room contains a dedicated training zone with cork flooring and equipment, plus a menu of cardio, core, and strength fitness videos. Deluxe rooms at many properties also include a stationary bike. Even regular hotel fixtures like beds and workspaces get a fit upgrade with cooling eucalyptus sheets and pull-down standing desks. Sparkling gyms and group classes are among the amenities at all properties. With nine locations from Eugene, Oregon to Sarasota, Florida, EVEN is targeting travelers who never leave home without their workout gear.

Residence Inn By Marriott

Residence Inn has brought the hotel running map into the 21st century by partnering with Under Armour Connected Fitness. The brand’s 700 properties offer curated running routes via Under Armour’s MapMyFitness app. Guests can search for routes online or on the app, then run and go, phone in hand. Free grocery delivery and a 24-hour market make early morning pre-run meals a cinch.

At the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Pearl District, a four-mile route takes amblers over two bridges to traverse both sides of the Willamette River. In Seattle, the Downtown/Convention Center property’s run goes through the heart of the city to Pike Place Market and the Instagram-worthy Gum Wall.

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